Speaking Demurrer Law and Legal Definition

Speaking demurrer is an attempt to introduce evidence during a hearing on a demurrer. A demurrer is a legal opposition to a complaint in a lawsuit or to an answer, which says, in effect, that even if the factual claims or allegations are true, there are legal flaws or failures in the lawsuit. Therefore, introducing evidence is improper. An attorney making a "speaking demurrer" will be halted, often in mid-argument, since the factual allegations are admitted for the sake of argument.